Language of the Day for 18 May 2013

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Babanki [bbk]

A language of
Cameroon
Population
39,000 (2011 SIL), increasing.
Status
5 (Developing).
Language Use
Home, church, market. All ages. Very positive attitudes. Cameroon Pidgin [wes] used at market and health clinic.
Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 10%. Used informally in education. Schooling in English. Women and children dominate in learning to read and write L1. Radio programs. Dictionary. Bible portions: 2011.